Rockland Main Street announces planned departure of executive director

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 4:15pm

ROCKLAND — One of Rockland’s organizations for the revitalization and economic development in the downtown district has announced that its long time executive director is planning to step down in early 2020.

Gordon Page, Sr. joined the organization in 2014 and notified the group’s board of directors last December of his intention to retire. The president of Rockland Main Street, Inc., Jake Miller, said in a news release, that while the board is sorry to see Page leave, they are very happy that he has provided plenty of advance notice and time to find a qualified replacement.

The downtown advocacy group has already formed a search committee and is in the process of formulating a plan for the recruitment of Page’s successor. With the assistance of the Maine Downtown Center and the National Main Street Center, the search will cast its net locally, statewide and beyond.

Page, who is an elected member of the Select Board in Owls Head, has been a resident of the Midcoast region for nearly 40 years, arriving in 1982 as the director of quality assurance and product integrity at National Sea Products, a frozen seafood manufacturer then located on the Tillson Avenue waterfront.

Prior to becoming involved with Rockland Main Street, he held executive management positions in the media, hospitality, tourism and transportation industries.  He also owned his own small marketing & public relations business. 

Page has served on several community boards and is a past president and member of the Rockland Kiwanis Club, and a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, having served 13 years on the chamber board. He also served as president of Rockland- Share The Pride Association, an organization that was active in the 1990s.

Now in its eleventh year, Rockland Main Street, Inc. is one of ten nationally accredited Main Street Communities in Maine, and is a focused partnership of residents, businesses and local government that enhances and protects the unique sense of place and economic vitality of downtown Rockland, Maine.

Affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Maine Development Foundation, Rockland Main Street is a 501[c][3] nonprofit organization intended to sustain a vibrant downtown district through historic preservation, economic vitality, promotion, design and organization.

The offices of Rockland Main Street are located at 417 Main Street.

FMI: Contact Jake Miller, RMSI Board President, for specific information about the search process via email at:; or by calling 207.593.1014.